Vellum work is an advanced technique that requires dexterous hand skills, experience with tools and equipment, and respect for the process of a demanding technique. It is an unpredictable and challenging material to work with. As part of my teaching I share methods that have been refined to produce consistent results. I explain the complete process by sharing anecdotes about failures as well as successes, and lessons learned from a variety of results.

The program of study is divided into two levels, Foundation and Intermediate Study.


Foundation
Five (5) day course

LEVEL
Beginner

INSTRUCTOR
Sarah Pringle

Description
Foundation Study is an introduction to working with vellum. It is a five-day program, in an individual setting, where we work one-on-one. It is designed to provide an introductory knowledge of the material, the technique, related tools and workspace set up.

The program is structured to offer basic techniques for covering a panel and the opportunity to practice those techniques on a variety of panel sizes. Students participate in all aspects of set up, production and clean up.

Materials, supply and resource lists, recipes, a bibliography and supplemental material is provided.

Prerequisite
None
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Intermediate
Five (5) day course

LEVEL
Intermediate

INSTRUCTOR
Sarah Pringle

Description
Intermediate Study offers further development of technique, based on the student’s interests and level of skill. This Study provides the opportunity to continue mastery of foundational skills and/or work on other techniques such as: larger panels and their challenges, curved panels and arcs, seam options (seams for large surfaces or as decorative elements), covering a case piece, or dyeing (small batch of a custom color), gilding or independent projects.
Prerequisite
Foundation study is prerequisite for Intermediate Study.
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